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Take Me as I Am (Faith Hill album)

Take Me as I Am is the debut studio album by country singer Faith Hill, released in 1993 by Warner Bros. Records. It has been certified 3× platinum in the United States for sales of three million copies, and has sold 4.3 million copies worldwide.

Take Me as I Am
Faith Hill - Take Me As I Am.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 1993
RecordedWoodland Recording Studios, Midtown Tone and Volume, and The Soundshop, Nashville, Tennessee, US
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerScott Hendricks, Michael Clute, Gary Burr
Faith Hill chronology
Take Me as I Am
It Matters to Me
Singles from Take Me as I Am
  1. "Wild One"
    Released: September 23, 1993
  2. "Piece of My Heart"
    Released: January 13, 1994
  3. "But I Will"
    Released: May 12, 1994
  4. "Take Me as I Am"
    Released: September 12, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]

Four singles were released from the album. The first two — "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart" — reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1994. "Wild One," the tale of a rebellious teen-aged girl in conflict with her parents' more conservative ways, was the lead-off single, spending four weeks at No. 1 that January.

"Piece of My Heart", a cover of the 1967 song by Erma Franklin, was issued as the follow-up. The third single, "But I Will", failed to break the Top 30, but Hill's fourth release in late 1994 (the title track) reached No. 2.


Track listingEdit

All tracks produced by Scott Hendricks; except "Just Around the Eyes" produced by Michael Clute and Gary Burr.

1."Take Me as I Am"Bob DiPiero, Karen Staley3:17
2."Wild One"Jaime Kyle, Pat Bunch, Will Rambeaux2:45
3."Just About Now"Gary Burr, Jon Vezner2:57
4."Piece of My Heart"Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy4:01
5."I've Got This Friend" (with Larry Stewart)Faith Hill, Bruce Burch, Vern Dant3:46
6."Life's Too Short to Love Like That"Sandy Ramos2:37
7."But I Will"Troy Seals, Eddie Setser, Larry Stewart3:47
8."Just Around the Eyes"Burr3:07
9."Go the Distance"Trey Bruce, Thom McHugh, Hill3:02
10."I Would Be Stronger Than That"Burr4:48
Total length:34:07


As listed in liner notes.

All tracks except "Just Around the Eyes"Edit

On "Just Around the Eyes"Edit


  • Producers: Scott Hendricks (all tracks except "Just Around the Eyes"); Mike Clute and Gary Burr ("Just Around the Eyes" only)
  • Assistant producer: John Kunz
  • Engineers: Mike Clute, John Kelton
  • Assistant engineers: Jon "JD" Dickson, Amy Hughes, John Kunz, Shawn McLean, Wayne Morgan, Herb Tassin
  • Mixing: Scott Hendricks
  • Mastering: Denny Purcell
  • Overdubs: Scott Hendricks, John Kunz
  • Art direction: Laura LiPuma
  • Design: Garrett Rittenberry
  • Photography: Aaron Rapoport
  • Make-up: Eric Bernard, Beth Katz

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 59
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 7
Canadian RPM Country Albums 2
Canadian RPM Top Albums 51


  1. ^ Take Me as I Am at AllMusic
  2. ^ Alanna Nash (1993-12-10). "Take Me as I Am Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ "Faith Hill – Take Me as I Am CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 378. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.